A genre-bending tale of a boy trying to fulfill his unrequited love for a girl who has risen from the dead. It tells the story of twin brothers Patrick and Carol Darling, newly graduated from high school and struggling to come to terms with the mysterious disappearance of their friend, the bright and beautiful Wendy Hearst. When a drive through the countryside surrounding their suburban community leads to the discovery of Wendy's mysteriously animated corpse, the boys secretly transport the un-dead Wendy to an empty house in hopes of somehow bringing her back to life. As the sweltering summer pushes on, they must maintain the appearance of normalcy for their friends and family as they search for ways to revive the Wendy they once knew, or, failing that, to satisfy their own quests for love amongst the living and the dead.
Dead is the present tense
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Composer Jordan Lehning
wrote 70+ songs for the film over the course of four years from 2004 to 2008. See more
As Rody walks home during his introduction his shoes change from shot to shot. See more
You sleaze comforted him?
During the cast credits the name of the actress playing the librarian suddenly changes from Cheri Glor to Pam Lanham. See more
Due to music rights issues, Leah High's cover of the Brian Eno song "St. Elmo's Fire" only appears in the USA/Canada Release version of the film. All other releases contain the replacement song "Honest Fool" written by Jordan Lehning and performed by Leah High. See more
No Means No
Written by Jordan Lehning
and Eric Lehning
Performed by The Non-Commissioned Officers
Published by Oh No Skippy/Eric Lehning See more
8 July 2011 (Australia)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
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